Seanad debates

Friday, 27 March 2020

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business


12:00 pm

Photo of Denis O'DonovanDenis O'Donovan (Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

We have a special sitting today in the most extraordinary and unprecedented circumstances. Insofar as I can as Cathaoirleach, I urge Members to respect the Order of Business and just deal with the substantive debate. Members can expand. Most Members have eight minutes in which to speak unless they share time while second speakers have five minutes. I was probably too lenient on the last occasion and was criticised for it - appropriately. The Tánaiste is waiting so I ask Members to deal with the Order of Business efficiently and swiftly and to be very much to the point.


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